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  1. El Paso Mexican Grill to pay back wagesRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    El Paso Mexican Grill will pay more than $650,000 in back wages to Florida and Louisiana employees, the U.S. Department of Labor announced today. An investigation by the department's Wage and Hour Division found that the restaurant violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and owes 567 employees $654,366 in back wages, a release states.

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  2. Southwest Louisiana looking at bicycle-sharing programsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 14 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Bike-sharing programs use computers and GPS to track bicycles, rented through a smartphone app by the hour or half-hour. Baton Rouge and St. Tammany Parish are investigating whether to start such programs.

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  3. Whooping Cranes in Louisiana / Courtesy of the Department of Wildlife and FisheriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    In a southwest Louisiana crawfish pond, two endangered whooping crane chicks peck about for crawfish, insects, plants and other food. They're only 2 months old, but they dwarf the full-grown great egrets nearby.

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  4. Louisiana's whooping crane comeback: 5 chicks this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Endangered whooping cranes released into Louisiana's wilds have had their best hatching season so far, with five chicks foraging in crawfish ponds. The majestic birds barely escaped extinction: the 670 alive today all are descendants of 15 counted in Texas in 1941.

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  5. Man using assumed name convicted in cocaine caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    His true name remains a mystery, but whoever he is, he stands convicted in suburban New Orleans of possessing roughly $600,000 worth of cocaine. District Attorney Paul Connick's news release says the suspect has been using the name of a man who has been jailed in Puerto Rico since 2014.

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  6. Manslaughter plea in death of former mob figureRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Nola.com ' The Times-Picayune reports that 53-year-old William Bonham pleaded guilty Thursday in the death of his roommate Kent Brouillette, known as "Frenchy." Brouillette was a longtime associate of reputed New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello, and also was a distant cousin and associate of former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards.

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  7. NOPD asks for help in search for missing woman and her daughtersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 11 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The New Orleans Police Department is asking for help from the public in locating a mother and her two daughters who they say have been missing for over a month. The department says that 27-year-old Rocquelle Jefferson and her two daughters 2-year-old Rylee and five-year-old Samiya Jefferson were last on June 9 at their residence in the 14700 block of Chef Menteur Highway in the city.

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  8. Ex-wife of former prison warden admits to federal chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 10 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Court records show the ex-wife of a former Louisiana prison warden has admitted to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a federal corruption case. The New Orleans Advocate reports 43-year-old Tonia Bandy pleaded guilty Monday in the case in which 51-year-old Nate Cain is also charged.

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  9. Ross Vincent, activist in Colorado and Louisiana, dead at 75Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 10 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Pueblo Chieftain reported that Ross Vincent, the face of the local Sierra Club, died Saturday night from cancer at a hospice. He was 75. Vincent, a chemist, fought battles over pollution during two decades in New Orleans before moving to Pueblo in 1988.

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  10. Ex-pastor pleads guilty to rape, related crimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 9 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    A former suburban New Orleans pastor faces 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to rape and other charges involving juvenile girls. Fifty-eight-year-old Sherman R. Smith pleaded guilty to second-degree rape, aggravated incest and other charges in a deal that avoided a scheduled Monday trial.

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  11. Symposium on American food, hospitality set for New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 8 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    A symposium set for September in New Orleans will focus on the past, present and future of food and hospitality in America. The New Orleans-based Commander's Family of Restaurants says in a news release that the Sept.

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  12. Pelicans Top Heat 110-84 at Vegas Summer LeagueRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 6 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Trevon Bluiett was 10-of-16 shooting, including 6 of 10 from 3-point range, and had 26 points to lead New Orleans . The guard out of Xavier, who went undrafted last month, has scored 50 points, including 12 3s, in two Las Vegas Summer League games.

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  13. Opting out of unwanted newspaper circularsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 7 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    A New Orleans-area community now has a "Do Not Toss" ordinance that will let residents put themselves on a list to avoid having newspaper circulars and similar materials thrown on their lawns. A Thursday news release from the government of Jefferson Parish says parish officials have for years received complaints about possible problems with the printed materials.

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  14. Shell subsidiary to pay $3.8 million for 2016 Gulf spillRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 6 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    A subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to pay $3.8 million to the U.S. government to settle a lawsuit over a 2016 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The May 11, 2016, spill of nearly 2,000 barrels occurred about 97 miles off the Louisiana coast.

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  15. Dr. John Ochsner has diedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 6 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Dr. John Ochsner, an internationally-known cardiac surgeon who dedicated his professional life to improving medicine in New Orleans, has died. "Dr. John Ochsner was a pioneer in cardiovascular health and was dedicated to providing exceptional care to the people of New Orleans, Louisiana and the world," said Gov. John Bel Edwards.

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  16. Sheriff: Girl,4, dies after apparent accidental shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 6 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    News outlets report that deputies were called to a home in Chalmette on Thursday around 9:30 p.m. to investigate reports of a child being shot. A St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office news release says the girl was taken to University Medical Center in New Orleans, where she was pronounced dead.

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  17. Heavy rains prompt fears of flooding in New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 3 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Forecasters say parts of New Orleans are under a flash flood warning, and heavy rains that fell in the overnight hours have knocked out power to thousands of residents. Entergy says that more than 13,000 customers were without power early Tuesday morning in the city's Uptown area.

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  18. Video: Second line parade strolls through Chalmette WalmartRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 2 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Groceries, clothing, homewares...second line parade? It isn't the most common sight to see in a Walmart but in Louisiana, anything seems possible. In a post online, Tania Torres shared a video from a Chalmette Walmart showing a second line parade strolling through the store.

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  19. Murder suspect gets new trial, low bond allows releaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 30 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Just days after the state's high court ordered a new trial, a New Orleans woman convicted of murdering her abusive husband has received a bond low enough to get out of jail. The Louisiana Supreme Court on Wednesday voted 6-1 for a new trial in Catina Curley's case.

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  20. Troy H. Middleton Library on LSU's campus / Photo courtesy of The AdvocateRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 30 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Louisiana State University is again raising student fees at its main campus by 5 percent, a price hike approved Friday that drew worries the consistent, annual increases could price some students out of school or at least chase them elsewhere. Campus leaders said the $282 per-semester fee hike for full-time students - and the more than $14 million raised by it - was needed for pay raises and other expenses to keep pace with peer institutions and make up for nearly a decade of state financing cuts.

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